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The diet and food preferences of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) from upland grassland soils.

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The diet and food preferences of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) from upland grassland soils. / Bardgett, R. D.; Whittaker, J. B.; Frankland, J. C.

In: Biology and Fertility of Soils, Vol. 16, No. 4, 10.1993, p. 296-298.

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Bardgett, R. D. ; Whittaker, J. B. ; Frankland, J. C. / The diet and food preferences of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) from upland grassland soils. In: Biology and Fertility of Soils. 1993 ; Vol. 16, No. 4. pp. 296-298.

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abstract = "Specimens of Onychiurus procampatus (Collembola) observed grazing on fungal mycelia were collected from the surface soil of three differently manged upland grasslands. A general trend of an increasing proportion of Collembola with a full gut was found along a gradient of reduced sheep management intensity, which was correlated with increased fungal biomass. In the laboratory, this collembolan showed a consistent order of preference for the mycelium of seven common fungal species isolated from the field sites.",
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